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Special Topics - End of Life

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Changing the culture around end-of-life care in the trauma intensive care unit.
Mosenthal AC, Murphy PA, Barker LK, Lavery R, Retano A, Livingston DH.
J Trauma. 2008 Jun;64(6):1587-93.

Rationale for inclusion: Trauma -specific paper on end-of-life care in the ICU

Citations - 125 (as of July 2017)

Prognostication during physician-family discussions about limiting life support in intensive care units.
White DB, Engelberg RA, Wenrich MD, Lo B, Curtis JR.
Crit Care Med. 2007 Feb;35(2):442-8.

Rationale for inclusion: On of the original yet contemporary prognositication papers in critical care

Citations - 124 (as of July 2017)

Clinical practice guidelines for support of the family in the patient-centered intensive care unit: American College of Critical Care Medicine Task Force 2004-2005.
Davidson JE, Powers K, Hedayat KM, Tieszen M, Kon AA, Shepard E, Spuhler V, Todres ID, Levy M, Barr J, Ghandi R, Hirsch G, Armstrong D; American College of Critical Care Medicine Task Force 2004-2005, Society of Critical Care Medicine.
Crit Care Med. 2007 Feb;35(2):605-22.

Rationale for inclusion: Goals for family involvement in goals of care conversations

Citations - 800 (as of July 2017)

Dying in the ICU: perspectives of family members.
Heyland DK, Rocker GM, O'Callaghan CJ, Dodek PM, Cook DJ.
Chest. 2003 Jul;124(1):392-7.

Rationale for inclusion: Classic paper, well quoted, on family member persectives of the ICU dying experience

Citations - 203 (as of July 2017)

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